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European Committee of the Regions

Updated on 25.10.2023

​​The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is the voice of regions and cities in the European Union (EU). It represents local and regional authorities across the European Union and advises on new laws that have an impact on regions and cities (70% of all EU legislation). The CoR is a political assembly composed of 329 members and 329 alternates from all EU countries (grouped by political party and headed by the President) who have been elected at local or regional level.

Target audience: Other European institutions, Regional authorities
Countries: EU-27, Ukraine

Activities on circular economy

The Commission for the Environment, Climate change and Energy (ENVE) of the CoR is working on the development of the territorial pillar of the new Circular Economy Action Plan and carrying out analysis on upcoming legislative proposals to be launched by the European Commission, paying particular attention to the sustainable products policy initiative, the regulation on substantiating environmental claims, the strategy on sustainable textiles, the right to repair, the packaging and packaging waste directive and the microplastics and waste reduction issues.